I think I’m going to take a break from posting daily. I have a lot going on right now. I’m moving to Denver on Sunday (the day after Christmas). I’ve started applying for jobs (after almost ten months on sabbatical). And I’ve been dabbling in the crypto/Web3 world, which has been taking more and more of my time. With all of this going on, I’ve been writing less.
When I started this newsletter, I had more free time and I was mainly focused on writing. I also had a backlog of content to pull from. Some days I wrote material on the same day that I posted it. Other days, when it was getting late and I didn’t have anything written, I could pull from the backlog. Now my backlog is depleted and about half of the days I find myself scrambling to write something at night so that I have something to post.
Writing daily has been a formative exercise for me as a writer, but I don’t know if it’s conducive for me to produce my best work. For example, I have several long-form essays that I’ve been working on and writing shorter pieces daily detracts from the energy I can put into the longer pieces.
It’s funny because the name of this newsletter is “Something Daily.” But if I don’t post tomorrow then I won’t be posting something daily anymore. Oh well. I’ll probably start posting daily again at some point in the future after I’m settled in Denver and get ramped up at my new job.
I’ll also keep posting every once in a while, just not daily. I want to finish some of these long-form essays and post them here. Some of the themes that I’ve been thinking about: early retirement, the economics of a post-scarcity world, death, spirituality being the next stage of human evolution, and writing as therapy.
Thank you for reading my writing. I like writing because it’s like talking, except you can take more time to think about what you want to say and say it clearly. One of my aims for this newsletter is for it to be like an intelligent conversation. It’s partly to keep the conversation intelligent that I’m taking this break. But it’s also just because I have a lot on my plate and I need to make some space.
Wishing you and your loved ones happy holidays.